Messenger: How to Use the National Coming Out Day Chat Theme

This option adds a colorful artistic background to conversations

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National Coming Out Day is Oct. 11 and to celebrate, Messenger released a National Coming Out Day chat theme that users can activate in conversations. This theme adds an artistic background to conversations.

When users activate the National Coming Out Day theme in a conversation, the conversation’s emoji will automatically be changed to the beating heart emoji.

Our guide will show you how to use the National Coming Out Day chat theme in the Messenger application.

Note: These screenshots were captured in the Messenger app on iOS.

Step 1: Open the conversation you want to customize and tap the conversation name at the top of the screen.


Screenshot of a Messenger conversation with a red arrow pointing at the conversation name at the top of the screen

Step 2: Tap “Theme.”


Screenshot of the details screen for a Messenger conversation with a red arrow pointing at "Theme"

Step 3: Tap the “National Coming Out Day” chat theme.


Screenshot of Messenger's theme menu with a red arrow pointing at the "National Coming Out Day" chat theme

Step 4: Tap the “Select” button in the bottom-right corner of the screen.


Messenger screenshot showing a preview of the "National Coming Out Day" chat theme. A red arrow points at the "Select" button in the bottom-right corner of the screen.